UV Filters: Octinoxate, Tinosorb S, Uvinul A Plus & Octocrylene

Alcohol free, fragrance free, no white cast.


I applied the sunscreen on my left arm, wait for at least 15 mins and take a photo using UV camera (Sunscreenr). I use a UV lamp (for curing gel nail) as the source of light

Initial application and texture
Shine level
Shine level
Under UV Camera after initial application
Observe with UV camera after letting it sets



I rubbed Vanicream cleanser for 30 seconds and I think it is enough to remove it.

Water only removal
As you can see, water alone is not enough to remove it (well duh, it's a water resistant sunscreen haha)
Removal with DHC Cleansing oil
Removal with DHC Cleansing Oil


Review / Thoughts:

For reference, I have oily skin, living in SE Asia (hot and humid and tropical). I got it at a very low price (like within 6 months of expiry) locally.

As you can probably tell, I don't like this since it's very greasy. And very similar to the Dr. Jart Solarbiome that I reviewed recently: it's taking too long to finish rubbing and blending.

It also has weird texture, it looks like a gel cream texture initially from the tube. When I spread it, it feels like a gel, and when I am halfway massaging it, thinking "good, I will be done soon", suddenly the gel turned into liquid.

Then I would think "Err,,,I guess this is where the claim of 'みずみずしい' (read: fresh, water-like) came from. Well, the liquid will probably evaporate soon", and I kept rubbing until my skin got red* aaaannd nope, it still remained as liquidy texture on my skin.

*PS: don't do this! I have mild dermatographia by genetic so our skin gets red and raised very quickly even with gentle rubbing (my sister has worse case than mine tho, she can write on her skin and the skin will get red and raised up based on what she writes like this)

It also stung my eyes, due to octocrylene for my case.

It never dries, it would transfer to my desk (rip). I had to blot it off from my face and the tissue would absorb a lot of it.

No pilling on reapplication though.

The OMI Verdio Gel version has better absorbency and easier to massage in, but it's still oily looking AND tends to pill on inner elbow after it sets and on reapplication. Not gonna repurchase this either.


About UV camera

Disclaimer: I only use this to see if a sunscreen disperses an even layer (or patchy and spotty); and if I miss out a spot during application. It's not by all means to measure the sunscreen protection level. Got mine from sunscreenr.com. It's compatible with android phone.

Originally posted on Reddit.